Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Orly ~ Star Spangled


Orly ~ Star Spangled
Red jelly with red microglitter

I was going to a big event at work, and wanted to play it safe and classy, nail wise. So I pulled out an oldie but goodie from “In The Navy” Collection from summer 2010; namely Orly’s Star Spangled. It’s a classic red jelly packed with red microglitter. It’s related to the polishes mostly named after ruby footwear – you know which ones I’m talking about.

Anyway; the formula is really good, and so is the drying time. I started out with two coats, but remembered that last time I actually wore it, I wasn’t satisfied with what it looked like on pictures after just two coats, so I applied a third coat. And I tell you, it’s totally worth the extra coat!

I applied a layer of Quick Dry & High Shine topcoat from Catrice, and take a look at how pretty this is:


Isn’t that just perfect when you like glitter and still want it to be classy?


I added some glitter, because I think that everybody needs a little bit of sparkle in their life! I used a Revlon glitter called Stunning, which is a clear base with silver and holo glitter and hexes. I sponged that onto my tips, and sealed the whole thing off with a layer of Poshé topcoat. Here, dear girls, is the final mani:


And taken from a slightly different angle:


This was just what I wanted it to be! Yay!


And here are the pretty polishes:


I like to experiment, but sometimes it’s nice to play it safe, and make a mani that you just know is going to work out exactly the way you want it to.

So yes, this is a win in my book. Is it also a win in yours?

20 comments:

  1. That is indeed super pretty, like frost and snow on yoyr Christmas tips :)
    Very festive!

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    1. Thank you SO much, it's fantastic to achieve just the look you go for :)

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  2. Yes, definitely a win. Did your colleagues like it?

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    1. There wasn't really anybody who mentioned it or took note of it, haha. But I felt good with it :)

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  3. Very pretty! Especially with the tips :)

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  4. So pretty! And red sparkles is always a win at christmas time, well it's alway a win actually :D

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    1. I have such a soft spot for red glitters, so I have a lot of them from different brands :)

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  5. ruby pumps, ruby slippers, ruby perfection. Perfect mani, i agree with knowing exactly was is going to work and this mani is proof of that.

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    1. Thank you so much - ruby perfection is a fantastic expression for how this felt :)

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    1. Isn't it just! I'm so glad that I applied an extra layer. That made a whole lot of difference :)

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  7. that is really pretty! I have that Revlon glitter & have yet to use it....hmmm

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    1. Thank you. Perhaps it's about time you try that glitter ;)

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  8. I have Star Spangled too and I love it! :)

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  9. Too much glitter for me but I do love the combo of red and silver!! This reminds me of China GLaze Ruby Pumps

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    1. Yes, it's very similar to Ruby Pumps and all the other red footwear polishes out there :)

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